First, the team would like to wish Kenny Sperl’ 17 a quick recovery from the concussion he sustained during the game against Salisbury. He will be out for the rest of the season. Sam Merrill’ 16 volunteered to be the keeper for this game which was not an easy task.
Beautiful and disappointing afternoon today on the Route 41 pitch. Our chances of winning the game were very promising during the first half of the match, but then our chronic lack of consistency prevented us for holding on to the advantage we had just minutes before the end of the first forty minutes of play. Andrew Koudijs’ 16 opened the scoreboard for Berkshire with a beautiful. That goal was the result of a good play that began with Wilfred Dyer Kloman’ 17 pass from the back to Barclay Gammill’ 16 in midfield who in turn passed the ball quickly to Corey Wieczorek’ 16 who left it ready for Koudijs inside the box. The game was tied at this point, but Suffield scored after a series of mistakes by the Berkshire side. Right after that Gammill executed a great corner kick to Jack Gustavson’ 16 who connected a spectacular volley that put the bears ahead. But it was not meant to be and Suffield tied the game with two minutes left of the first half.
Shortly after the start of the second half a sense of insecurity began to creep into our lines, and the bears allowed Suffield to play comfortably. Koudijs, a great example of courage and determination today, scored the third goal for Berkshire, but the Bears never regained the confidence, and Suffield went on to score three more goals. The only thing we can do now is to regroup and keep working to regain our confidence.